- 5 years ago
- Wedding: December 2011
DH usually puts the pets’ toys in their stockings while the rest of us are asleep. As long as I stay in bed, all four of the dogs will usually stay with me. And I sleep like a rock.
But DH is sick with a cold, so he went to bed early. I don’t think he’s up for waking up in the middle of the night to stuff stockings. I figured I would do it myself then take a shower and go to bed. The problem is, my cocker spaniel follows me everywhere and is toy-crazy. He saw me put the toys in the stockings, and sat in front of the fireplace staring at them. It was really cute at first.
Then he started whining. I was afraid he’d jump up and grab the stockings and destroy them, so I took the toys away and put them in a closed room. I’m about to take the empty stockings down too.
Edited to add: Problem solved! I handed him an old toy and he’s happily chewing it on the couch. I took pretty pictures of the new toys in the stockings, but won’t touch those again until tomorrow.